Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submitted proposals for collaborative […]
UAV experts present the latest in drone tech
by Saemmool Lee Drone researchers and entrepreneurs presented emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies, services, and policies at the Drones: Technology, Policy, and Society conference […]
Indonesia tsunami’s power surprises scientists
“It’s heartbreaking when you know the technology is there,” says CITRIS Policy Lab affiliate scholar Louise Comfort, who has been working to bring new tsunami sensors […]
Merced prof’s novel mercury-mapping tech
CITRIS UC Merced faculty advisor Erin Hestir uses the latest in environmental sensing technology to analyze the amount of mercury and methylmercury in the San Francisco Bay […]
UC Davis launches Drone Academy for high-schoolers
This year, UC Davis launched a week-long inaugural Summer Drone Academy program for high-schoolers from groups underrepresented in STEM fields, with help from CITRIS and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Corps interns advancing sustainable energy solutions
Berkeley chemistry major Priscilla Zhang is one of 13 undergraduates conducting hands-on research this summer as part of the Cal Energy Corps, an internship program now housed in CITRIS.
SimCenter Releases Four New Educational and Research Tools
The NHERI SimCenter has just released three research tools and its third educational tool that support natural hazards engineering.
Siemens acquires Oakland startup Comfy
German conglomerate Siemens has acquired Comfy, which designs IoT-enabled technology for office workers to control temperature and lighting. The company got its start at CITRIS […]
White House summit: CITRIS a voice for ‘trustworthy’ AI
On May 10, the White House convened 100 national leaders in industry, tech, government, and academia for a summit on the potential of artificial intelligence […]
CITRIS showcases student Tech for Social Good
At a showcase in April at the Banatao Auditorium, undergraduate and graduate students presented their work developing novel tech ideas, addressing issues from gait impairment in the elderly and robots for disaster relief to connecting refugees to social services.
Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California
Faced with shortages of water and workers, winemakers are working with CITRIS researchers at UC Merced and UC Berkeley on a robot-assisted precision irrigation delivery system that uses machines to monitor and adjust water emitters
Drones for Sustainability
In its first annual student video competition, UCTV’s CITRIS-seeded “Sustainable California” channel awarded first place to a trilingual Berkeley graduate student team production about using UAVs for mapping and ecological monitoring.
How to interact with robots without embarrassing yourself
“All these robots suffer from the same challenge: they need to anticipate,” says CITRIS researcher Anca Dragan. Doctoral students working with CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures director […]
Deep Energy Efficiency helps power Carbon Neutrality Initiative
Decades in the making, a carbon-free future for the University of California is finally in sight.
2018 CITRIS Seed Funding Awards announced
We are delighted to announce the CITRIS Seed Funding Program awards for 2018. This year, 50 highly competitive teams from the four CITRIS campuses at UC […]
How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC
The University of California launched its Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2013, aiming to reach that target by 2025. But the big question has been how. Now, a […]
Cal Energy Corps Call for Applications by March 30
Applications are now open for this year’s Cal Energy Corps program! The Cal Energy Corps, sponsored this year by the Center for Information Technology Research […]
SVLink: UC Santa Cruz tech incubator offers convenient access to Silicon Valley
UC Santa Cruz has launched a new tech incubator, SVLink, based at the Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara. Review of applications for up to […]
CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum presents tech research and industry experts
CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum: Visionary entrepreneur Thomas M. Siebel of C3 IoT and robotics pioneer Ken Goldberg of UC Berkeley are among the speakers lined […]
Clarity Air Monitoring is reducing air pollution with smart design
Air pollution is one of the greatest threats to human health worldwide, responsible for millions of premature deaths each year. Emissions from vehicles, power plants, wildfires, […]
CITRIS test beds to be utilized in new CEC partnership
The test beds at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) and the Banatao Institute in Sutardja Dai Hall, CIEE (California […]
Announcing the Spring 2018 CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series
We are excited to announce the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series lineup for Spring 2018! Jan 31, 2018 – Bots and Tots featuring Hal Varian, […]
Sustainable California presents: Sea Stars
CITRIS-seeded UC-TV’s “Sustainable California” channel features documentaries on environmental topics such as this update on the sea star wasting disease first identified in 2013 from […]
3D Orchards: UC Researcher Turns Farms Into Virtual Reality
3D Orchards: Virtual reality meets agriculture in the article below featuring CITRIS Researcher Dr. YangQuan Chen and the UC Merced MESA lab. Farmers are relying more and more […]